The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is a federally subsidized student employment program offered to needy students to assist in meeting the cost of education. Students earn money while attending school thus reducing reliance on student loans.
Students employed under the FWS program can work on-campus in a wide variety of jobs. Examples of on-campus employment opportunities include working in the Library or university offices such as Admissions, Registrar or Student Services.
Students can also work in approved off-campus local community service organizations. Graduate students are required to meet a specified number of off-campus community service hours as part of their program requirements. Only community service organizations and opportunities that are approved by the Student Financial Aid Office may be approved for payment (see How to Apply above).
Students employed in regular work-study jobs on campus are paid according to the approved payment chart. Students participating in approvee community service are paid $12.00 per hour.
A student must demonstrate need in order to be eligible for FWS funds. This is determined by completing the FAFSA. When interested in either on-campus employment or a community service position, contact the Financial Aid Office and eligibility will be determined for a trimester period. Only those students who are eligible for FWS may apply for FWS positions.
While students may work up to 40 hours per week, NUHS actively discourages employment that will conflict with a student's ability to perform academically; therefore, it is recommended students work no more than twenty (20) hours per week while classes are in session.
Contact the office you are interested in working for to determine if a position is available. If there is availability, see a Financial Aid Counselor to review your aid package and determine eligibility. A FWS voucher will be prepared with the amount of FWS eligibility for that trimester and that is given to the supervisor for approval.
Pre-approved participating organizations for each campus are listed below:
It is your responsibility to contact the community service organization. Approval from the Financial Aid Office must be obtained first if you wish to receive payment. Hours worked are counted towards your required off-campus community service requirement (graduate students only).
The FWS Voucher is a multi-part form that must be completed by you, the Financial Aid Office, the supervisor, and, for first-time NUHS employees, the Human Resources department. You need to complete all parts of the form and have your supervisor sign where indicated.
A Community Service Voucher is required to receive payment for off-campus community service hours.
You are required to renew the FWS Voucher form every trimester. You will not be paid until your completed FWS Voucher has been returned to Financial Aid.
All first-time/new-hire students must complete payroll withholding forms and submit proof of U.S. citizenship to Human Resources.